What is it with nurses and cell phones? Just a vent. - pg.16 | allnurses

What is it with nurses and cell phones? Just a vent. - page 16

Recently my hospital has upgraded or introduced multiple new computer programs that have required almost every level of nurse from bedside to administration to attend class in order to use the new... Read More

  1. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    If I could like this 100 times I would. And I almost peed at "Practically made it sound as though their spouses were one burnt brain cell away from collecting disability or something. "


    If spouse is not good at emergencies, why not sit down and teach spouse how to handle emergencies? It's pretty important, in my opinion.

    ABC and call 911.
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  2. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from caroladybelle
    My question to the single Moms: Why is there no other parent?

    Barring being widowed young, the victim of rape or incest, having an unfaithful/abusive spouse that one gets divorced from, there should be another parent there.

    Yes, some people choose to adopt as singles. This is not optimal FOR THE CHILD, and they should have thought this through ahead of time. Others choose donor sperm either through banking or the "he looks really hot and I looooovve him ssooooo much" method. Again this is not optimal FOR THE CHILD, and should have been thought through ahead of time.

    And some have chosen single parenthood by choosing to marry/ be intimate with those that were very poor choices ..... And choosing to break up with them when they are no longer so "in looove with them". Leaving their children in a less than optimal situation, that they did not choose.

    Roughly 70% of filings for divorce are initiated by women. The vast majority are not for domestic violence. Barring those for infidelity, domestic violence or desertion, there are a large number of women choosing to go it alone as parents. Which means they are deliberately putting their children and themselves in the single parenthood conundrum.

    I am truly sorry, if you did lose a spouse young, if you were in an rape/incest/abusive relationship that left you as a single parent, and will offer you support as best I can.

    But there are many who make their own choices that lead to single parenthood, or shut out the other parent, or choose a spouse that is poor parenting material, and then complain of "lack of compassion" from coworkers.
    I agree with a lot of what you say, but that's a wholllllllle nother subject, and it's probably going to get the thread closed down.
  3. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from caroladybelle
    Given that I am the one that usually is asked and generally relents to changing my schedule (inconveniencing me and mine) or picks up when they have to leave early.
    Well you SHOULDN'T! You should get all self righteous about how your cat is sick or something.
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  4. Visit  metal_m0nk profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Well you SHOULDN'T! You should get all self righteous about how your cat is sick or something.
    Cats are people too.
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  5. Visit  metal_m0nk profile page
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    Quote from Spidey's mom


    If spouse is not good at emergencies, why not sit down and teach spouse how to handle emergencies? It's pretty important, in my opinion.

    ABC and call 911.
    Indeed. And who better to do the teaching than a nurse?
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  6. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from triquee
    Cats are people too.
    This is true, and I'm the best cat mother EVUR. I would cut my manager's ankles off and run out the door if my husband called me at work and said my cat was puking. My cat NEEDS me.
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  7. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!

    This is true, and I'm the best cat mother EVUR. I would cut my manager's ankles off and run out the door if my husband called me at work and said my cat was puking. My cat NEEDS me.
    Hahahaha
  8. Visit  metal_m0nk profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    This is true, and I'm the best cat mother EVUR. I would cut my manager's ankles off and run out the door if my husband called me at work and said my cat was puking. My cat NEEDS me.
    Forget cell phones. Telepathic homing devices that allow you to hone in on your kitty's rumbling bowels so that you can respond with the utmost speed and efficiency are much more practical - and ESSENTIAL!
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  9. Visit  wooh profile page
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    My cat gets lonely when I'm at work. My employer should be more family friendly and pay me to sit at home with my cat.

    And to stay on topic: Then I wouldn't have to use my phone at work to get on Facebook and share pictures of my cat.
    Fiona59, merd01, redhead_NURSE98!, and 2 others like this.
  10. Visit  samadams8 profile page
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    Of course I'd do anything necessary to get to my kids, spouse, and mom if any were sick or hurt enough. Don't have any cats, but have dogs, and I hear you. Spouse is allergic to cats...eyeroll.But redhead is right. Those rare instances, and God forbid them, are not what anyone is talking about.
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  11. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    And, no, I'm sorry. You don't need to be in constant contact with your children. Unless they are in the ICU or something there is no need for any mother to be in constant text communication with them. We all grew up without our moms having cell phones and, somehow, through some miracle we all lived to tell about it.
    For some of us, it was a miracle that we lived to tell about it.
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  12. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    For some of us, it was a miracle that we lived to tell about it.
    Some of us did have bad parenting . . . . had nada to do with cell phones though.

    If my cat were puking, my cat would take care of it . . . no need for me to rush home.
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  13. Visit  Intentional profile page
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    A) I cannot believe how long this got in such a short amount of time.
    B) If only you could teach common sense and sound judgement!


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